Crocheted Purse

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Kids, learn how to crochet using our easy-to-follow tutorial. Then crochet this purse as a great beginner project.

Materials

  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in choice of color
  • Wooden barrel bead, 3⁄4”

Tools

  • Crochet hook, size N (10mm)
  • Yarn needle

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Abbreviations

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over

Directions

(Note: Use three strands of yarn held together throughout.)

Purse

1. Chain (ch) 16.

2. Row 1. Single crochet (sc) in next ch. *Yarn over (yo) and insert hook in next ch. Pull yarn through ch, then yo and pull through all three loops on hook. Repeat from * across. Turn.

3. Row 2. Sc in next sc. Repeat from * across, as in Row 1. Turn.

4. Rows 3-20. Repeat Row 2.

5. Rows 21-31. Repeat from * across, as in Row 1.

6. Row 31 (flap “trim”). *Sc in next sc. Skip one sc. Double crochet (dc) four times in next sc. Repeat from * across. Fasten off

Strap

1. Ch 55 to 65 (depending on desired length of strap).

2. Row 1. Sc in each ch. Fasten off.

Finish up

1. To assemble purse, fold bottom edge up, about 7”. Use yarn needle to sew edges together. Turn right side out.

2. Sew straps inside purse on each upper side edge. Sew bead to center front of purse.

Tip

by Nancy Smarinsky

Crocheted Lacy Wrap

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Whether it is cool and breezy in the summer months or a bit brisk in early autumn, this soft and cuddly wrap has just the right amount of warmth, elegance, and style for your wedding day.

Materials

  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn, 3 skeins, Cloud

Tools

  • Crochet hook, size Q
  • Yarn needle

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Abbreviations

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitches
v-st = V stitch

Special Stitches

V-st: – A V-stitch resembles a “V” when it is completed and is actually three stitches created in one stitch. To create a V-stitch, work the following all in a single stitch: one double crochet stitch, then one chain stitch, and then another double crochet stitch (Dc, ch 1, dc – all in same stitch).

Directions

Size

24”x72”

Gauge

2 rows = 2”

Wrap

1. Ch 37. (Note: For wider shawl, use a multiple of three, plus one to increase size.)

2. Row 1: Beginning in 5th ch from hook, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, for a V-st. *Skip 2 ch, 1 V-st in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

3. Row 2: Work 1 V-st in space of V-st of previous row. Continue in same way across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

4. Repeat Row 2 until shawl is 72”, or desired length.

5. For side borders, sc in each of the 37 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat for four additional rows. Fasten off.

6. Attach yarn to opposite end of shawl. Crochet border in same way. Fasten off. Use yarn needle to weave in yard ends.

7. For fringe (optional), see Figs. 1-4. Cut three 8” strands for each fringe. To attach, fold strands in half. Insert hook through shawl edge from front to back. Hook folded strands at center. Pull strands half way out to form a loop; bring strand ends through loops and pull to tighten.

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by Madeline Arendt

Ribbed Möbius Crocheted Cowl

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This reversible ribbed pattern by Kollabora, created with front and back post crochet stitches, makes a stretchy cowl and is a fun, one-skein project. The cowl is worked as one rectangle, crocheted on the long edge, and then twisted once to create a Mobius effect before joining the short edges.

Materials

  • Kollabora Glam Rocker Chunky Hunk Yarn, 1 skein

Tools

  • Crochet hook, size N (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Yarn needle

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Abbreviations

BPdc = back-post double crochet (see Special Sts)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
FPdc = front-post double crochet (see Special Sts)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over

Directions

Size

One size fits most. Length: 29″.

Gauge

14 sts in patt = 4″. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Special Stitches

BPdc: Back-post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around post of next st from previous row. Yo and draw up a loop around post. *Yo and draw through two loops.* Repeat from * once.

FPdc: Front-post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around post of next st from previous row. Yo and draw up a loop around post. *Yo and draw through two loops. Repeat from * once.

Cowl

1. Ch 108.

2. Set up row: Turn. Sk 2 ch, dc in next st and in ea st across.

3. Row 1: Turn. Ch 2 Dc in first st. FPdc. *2 BPdc, 2 FPdc.* Repeat from * across to last 4 sts. 2 BPdc, FPdc, dc.

4. Row 2: Turn Ch 2. Dc in first st. BPdc. *2 FPdc, 2 BPdc.* Repeat from * across to last 4 sts 2 FPdc, BPdc, Dc.

5. Rows 3 – 7: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice. Repeat Row 1 once more.

Join Cowl

1. Twist cowl once to create Möbius strip. Hold short edges together, lining up dc on each side. Join by working 2 sc in ea set of dc across edge. Fasten off.

2. Turn cowl inside out so sc join is on inside. With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of cowl.

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by Marie Segares for Kollabora (www.kollabora.com)